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tertsi has made available, for your Doom III gaming experience, a tuning program for/and is compatible with NVIDIA G80, G70, NV40 and...

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tertsi has made available, for your Doom III gaming experience, a tuning program for/and is compatible with NVIDIA G80, G70, NV40 and NV30 GPU based graphics cards. This utility is for anyone that wants to tweak out their cards for an optimal Doom game! With 3mood, it is possible to adjust vertex and fragment programs and in-game graphics settings of Doom 3 for example: enhancing image quality and performance.

Some features of this download include:

  • Performance settings
    • Fp16 and NRM ALU operations
  • Image quality settings
    • e.g. Specular and offset mapping
  • In-game graphics settings
    • Anisotropic filtering and antialiasing
  • Easy GUI and config profiles
    • Fast and easy user interface and new profiles for different cards
  • Support for Doom 3 modifications


If you currently run an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS, 7900 GTX/GT or 7800 GTX/GT graphics card, and you want to get the best, or at the very least, better performance, then you should be looking for the download button!

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Installation & Setting Up
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1. Install 3mood with installer or unzip 3mood.zip (e.g. to desktop) and start 3mood tool.
	-i, -ignore	ignore GPU and CPU detects.

2. Set your Doom 3 directory (e.g. C:\Games\Doom 3) and other settings.

3. Adjust Settings

	Vertex and Fragment Programs Settings 

		- Select vfp (Vertex and Fragment Programs settings) profile from 
		   "Current active vfp profiles" list.

		- OR/AND adjust settings manually.

	In-game Graphics Settings

		- Select cfg (In-game Graphics Settings) profile from "Current active 
		   cfg profiles" list.

		- OR/AND adjust settings manually.

4. Click "Apply" button to save the current vfp/cfg settings to the active profile or click "Add Profile" button
    to make a new vfp/cfg profile (you will see the name of the newly created profile in the profiles list).

5. Click "Compile" button to install custom vertex and fragment programs OR in-game graphics 
    settings (Compile interaction.vfp into Doom 3\base\glprogs directory and autoexec.cfg into 
    Doom 3\base directory). After compile you're ready to play Doom 3. Custom vertex and fragment 
    programs and in-game graphics settings remains enabled in Doom 3 until you uninstall both 
    settings (See 'Uninstallation'). 

    Note: Doom 3 doesn't work with custom vertex and fragment programs on pure server (multiplayer).



Uninstallation
--------------

1. Start 3mood tool.

2. Select "Vertex and Fragment Programs Settings" from menu and click "Remove" to uninstall custom 
    "interaction.vfp" file. You can also remove "interaction.vfp" file manually from Doom 3\base\glprogs directory.

3. Select "In-game Graphics Settings" from menu and click "Remove" to uninstall custom "autoexec.cfg" 
    file and restores your default DoomConfig.cfg settings. You can also remove "autoexec.cfg" file manually 
    from Doom 3\base directory.

4. Remove 3mood directory.



Fragment Program Performance Settings
-----------------------------------------

- Precision Hint Fastest (ARB_fragment_program option)
		
	If a fragment program specifies the "ARB_precision_hint_fastest" program 
	option, implementations should select precision to minimize program execution 
	time, with possibly reduced precision. If a fragment program specifies the 
	"ARB_precision_hint_nicest" program option, implementations should maximize 
	the precision with possibly increased execution time.


- Short Temporaries (fp16) (NV_fragment_program option)
		
	Variables declared as "SHORT" will represented with at least 16-bits per 
	component.


- Fp16 ALU Operations (NV_fragment_program option)

	Arithmetic operations can be forced at 16-bit floating-point precision (fp16).


- Fx12 ALU Operations (NV_fragment_program option)

	Arithmetic operations can be forced at 12-bit fixed point precision (fx12) on NV30 series gpu's. 
	This may cause a substantial performance hit on G80, G70 and NV40 series gpu's.


- Normalization Cube Map

	Instead of using the math (DP3/RSQ/MUL instructions), normalize vectors with normalization 
	cube map.
		
	- Normalize Specular Vector

		Instead of using the normalization cube map for the specular vector, normalize 
		with math.


- NRM Instruction (NV_fragment_program2 option - G80, G70 and NV40 series gpu's)

	3-Component Vector Normalize - the normalization uses approximate scale and may be 
	carried out at lower precision than a corresponding sequence of DP3, RSQ, and MUL 
	instructions.

	- Normalize Light Vector

		Instead of using the NRM instruction, normalize light vector with cube map. Using 
		NRM instruction for the light vector normalize may cause problems with ambient light.


- Specular Texture Lookup

	Setting to replace specular texture lookup with arithmetic operations (SUB_SAT/MUL/
	MUL_SAT instructions).


- Swizzle (xyz)

	Rearrange or mask the vector components (xyz).



Vertex Program Performance Settings
--------------------------------------

- Multiply and Add (vp)

	Setting to replace sequence of MUL and ADD instructions with MAD instruction in the 
	vertex program (vp).

	
- Ignore Second Vector to Light Calculation (SUB Instruction)

	Ignore second (additional) vector to light calculation (SUB instruction) in the 
	vertex program.



Image Quality Settings
------------------------

- Specular Settings

	3mood tuning tool support for adjusting the specular settings in Doom 3. In addition, 3mood 
	supports two completely new specular (highlight) functions to improve the visual quality of 
	specular highlights (more specular details on bump maps) over the default specular. 

	Specular
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	Default: DP3
	Quality: DP3/MAD/DP3_SAT/POW
	High quality (NV_fragment_program option): RFL/DP3/POW


	- Specular Mul / Exp

		Mul: Multiply the specular vectors.
		Exp: Modulate the specular exponentiation (x^y).
		
		
	- Constant Specular Modifier

		Constant specular characteristic (default) is modulated by specular modifier. Enabling 
		this setting removes completely the plastic effect from Doom 3 scenes.


	- Specular Modifier Scale

		Modulate the constant specular modifier by the specular modifier scale.

		
	- Clamp Specular Vector

		Clamp the result vector components into range of [0,1] (DP3_SAT/RFL_SAT). Enabling 
		this setting reduces the plastic effect in Doom 3 scenes without Constant Specular 
		Modifier setting.


- Normal Vector Settings

	- Reconstruct Normal Z Vector

		It is also possible to reconstruct the z vector component of the normal in the fragment 
		program (MUL/ADD/RSQ/RCP instructions), which will provide even higher image quality. 
		The additional performance cost is relatively small.


	- Normal Z Vector Scale

		Scale the z vector component of the normal.


	- Renormalize Normal Vector
	
		Renormalizing the normal after the texture fetch can dramatically improve the quality of bump 
		mapping. The only problem with renormalization is that it can cause aliasing of specular highlights.


- Bump Mapping Settings

	3mood supports also new bump mapping functions such as displacement and offset mapping. 

	- Bump Mapping 
		
		Normal mapping (default)

		Offset mapping

			Offset mapping is a simple way to augment bump mapping to include offset effects (more geometric 
			details). Offset mapping uses the information of the height of a surface (two-dimensional height 
			map) at a single point to offset the texture coordinates either toward or away from the viewer.
			Steep and robust angles with offset mapping can limit offset and cause texture aliasing. Offset 
			mapping work also with z sampling functions.

		Displacement mapping

			Displacement mapping adds geometry details to surface by using the information of the height of 
			a surface (two-dimensional height map). Displacement mapping is ray traced (texel) and self-occluded.

	
	- Z Functions

		Reconstruct z

			Reconstruct z function fetch height map from normal map and reconstruct the normal z vector.

		Z sampling (ray tracing)	

			Z sampling functions fetch height map from normal map or diffuse/specular maps (w) 
			with ray tracing based z sampling algorithms.

		Z sampling with z bias (ray tracing)	

			Z sampling with z bias functions fetch height map from normal map or diffuse/specular maps (w) 
			with raytracing based z sampling and z bias algorithms.


	- Offset Scale / Bias

		Scale: Offset scale factor.
		Bias: Offset bias range.


	- Z Sampling

		Scale: Z sampling scale (depth) factor.
		Bias: Z sampling bias (interval) range.

		Iterations lin: Linear z sampling.
		Iterations bin: binary z sampling.

		Height Map Z Vector Scale 

			Scaling the z vector component of the height map after the texture fetch with Z sampling functions 
			scales geometry details of the surfaces.

				Z vector scale: Scale the z vector component of the height map by exponentiation (x^y) 
				scale (POW instruction).


	- Fetch Height Map from Specular or Diffuse Map (w)

		Instead of using the normal map, fetch height map from the specular or diffuse map (w). This setting will 
		work only when height maps are stored into the specular or diffuse map's w component (alpha channel).


- Texture Sampling Settings

	Texture sampling settings adding completely new texture sampling functions to improve the visual quality of 
	texture filtering and level of detail (LOD), e.g. less angle-dependent filtering. You can control separately 
	diffuse maps, normal maps and specular maps. Centroid texture sampling settings also improves multisampling 
	(MSAA and CSAA) quality on G80 series gpu's. With centroid texture sampling, you can control different maps 
	(e.g. diffuse, normal and specular) and vectors (e.g. view, light and projection) separately.

	- Sampling With LOD Bias

		Texture sample with LOD bias. 
			
		Diffuse Maps
			
			Enabling this setting improves diffuse maps details but too low negative LOD bias modifier can also cause 
			texture aliasing.
	
		Normal Maps
			
			Enabling this setting improves normal maps and specular highlights details but too low negative LOD bias 
			modifier can also cause aliasing of specular highlights. High LOD bias modifier reduces or removes completely 
			the aliasing of specular highlights.

		Specular Maps

			Enabling this setting improves specular maps details but too low negative LOD bias modifier can also cause 
			aliasing of texture details or specular highlights. High LOD bias modifier reduces or removes completely 
			the aliasing of specular highlights.


		- LOD Bias
			
			Low LOD bias: Sharper texture details (image quality).
			High LOD bias: Blurrer texture details (performance).		


		- Sampling With Explicit LOD (NV_fragment_program2 option - G80, G70 and NV40 series gpu's)

			Instead of using the TEX instruction, sampling with TXL instruction (explicit LOD). Sampling with explicit LOD
			can improve the visual quality of texture filtering and level of detail (LOD).


	- Centroid Texture Sampling (NV_fragment_program4 option - G80 series gpu's)

		Centroid texture sampling (attribute) improves multisampling (MSAA and CSAA) quality on G80 series gpu's by 
		returns a value inside the covered portion of the fragment, instead of at the center, and when used with 
		multisampling, it can remove some artifacts associated with sampling outside the polygon.


- Misc Settings

	- Custom Color Settings

		Modulate the fragment color components by the color modifiers.



3mood site and support
------------------------

3mood site for the latest release and setting profiles:
	
	http://www.fornvidiots.net


Please, post your suggestions, comments and feedbacks Forum@nVnews.net:
	
	http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=49067



License
--------

This software is being distributed as Freeware. It may be freely 
used, copied and distributed as long as it is not sold, and all 
original files are included, including this license. By using this
software, you agree to these terms and the terms of the 
disclaimer below.

Disclaimer

Tero Ojanpera (a.k.a. tertsi) or skenegroup|net may not be held 
responsible for any damage which may be caused to your 
system. Use all files at your own risk. If you do not accept these 
terms you are not allowed to use, download or store any files 
from skenegroup|net.

NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce and ForceWare are 
trademarks or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation.

DOOM 3 is registered trademark of id Software.

Copyright © 2005-2007 skenegroup.net. All rights reserved.


Jan 25 2007
tertsi (tertsi@skenegroup.net)

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